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Sports Book Wagering Launches Sunday In Indiana

first_imgBy Brandon BargerTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—As early as Sunday, Hoosiers will be allowed to legally place a bet on their favorite professional or college game at one of five sites within the state.The Indiana Gaming Commission Wednesday unanimously approved emergency rules that will allow three casinos to offer sports betting on Sept. 1 with two others to follow within the week.Sara Gonso Tait, executive director of the commission, told members that her staff has been working hard since to develop the emergency rules that will allow Indiana to join the ranks of states allowing sports wagering.“In order to capture the black market,” Tait said, “we have to have a competitive regulatory market.”The rules will be in place for 90 days with an option to extend them for another 90 days to give the commission enough time to finalize them.Hoosiers can place bets on Sunday at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ameristar Casino Hotel in East Chicago, and the Hollywood Casino & Hotel in Lawrenceburg. The Horseshoe Hammond will take sports bets on Sept. 4 while the French Lick Resort and Casino will start up its operations on Sept. 6.In April, the Indiana General Assembly approved sweeping changes to the state’s gambling laws. In addition to sports betting, lawmakers passed a law allowing the move of two Gary casinos from Buffington Harbor to an inland site near Interstate 90 and a separate, new casino in Vigo County.Specific plans are subject to the approval of the Gaming Commission and on Wednesday, members voted unanimously to OK Spectacle Entertainment’s proposal for a 225,000-square-foot Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Gary. It will replace two waterfront Majestic Star riverboat casinos.John Keeler, a former Republican lawmaker from Indianapolis and representative of Spectacle, and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson told members of the commission that the project will be done in two stages. The first will include the construction of the casino with a 2,000 seat entertainment venue as well as parking. The second stage will include building a 200-room hotel that will be connected to the casino as well as a parking structure.Keeler told the commission that the proposal meets requirements that the $300 million casinos will create 1,600 jobs during phase one with an additional 200 jobs being added with phase two. They are hoping that phase one will be completed by Dec. 31, 2020, which Keeler called a “very ambitious date, but with a little bit of luck and some good weather, we think we can make that.”Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson told the members that the casino move frees up Buffington Harbor for development.“We believe that the highest and best use of that area is to be the development of a multimodal transportation system that really capitalizes on our rail and our highways that run through and adjacent to the area,” she said.Commission member Joseph Svetanoff, from northwest Indiana, voiced his support for the project.“I am extremely excited about what the future holds for this project,” Svetanoff told his fellow commissioners.Tait said the commission is now accepting proposals for the new Vigo County casino until Dec. 1 and will enlist Indiana University to help them review their potential impact on the community. Vigo County voters will be asked to approve the casino in the November election.The commission will next meet on Nov. 8 at the site of the Horseshoe Southern casino.FOOTNOTE: Brandon Barger is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalists.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Tropicana-Evansville Not Approved To Start Sportsbook At This Timelast_img read more

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All three Hilton hotels in Zagreb have introduced the WorkSpaces service, as well as the organization of hybrid conferences

first_imgThis is a big step forward, both visually and technically, which in my opinion will certainly remain in use after stabilization, ie the time after the coronavirus. As they point out from Hilton they offer a complete service; preparation and organization, technical equipment (LED screens, computer equipment, cameras, microphones, stage, streaming), professional staff, food and beverage service. While virtual events can be a great choice because of their convenience, lower travel costs, connecting with a wider audience, and countless ways to interact with people around the world, they can also be very demanding if the organization isn’t flawless. Especially in a technical sense, because it is a much more demanding job than a classic zoom conversation. Unfortunately, some people have already learned this mistake, but now the whole event industry has adapted and excellent technical solutions are offered, even for the most demanding conferences. The price of WorkSpaces (hotel rooms as a workspace) depends on demand, but it is adjusted to the current situation and the possibilities of the company, and according to Volarević, it is really competitive on the market. Hybrid Events & Conferences Hilton was among the first, if not the first, of the hotel brands on a global level to introduce special health protocols with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, ie cleanliness standards in their hotels – Hilton CleanStay protocol, while last month introduced i WorkSpace by the Hilton program and thus launched or jumped into the trend by opening its hotel to business guests who use the hotel as an office. “Prices for WorkSpaces are significantly lower than the daily tourist rent of rooms, and are more in the range of prices for renting business premises in the city”Adds Volarevic. There is also the possibility of removing the bed from the room, as well as more rental options, from daily to monthly rent. The great news is how they are and all three Zagreb Hilton hotels implemented the same services as some new ones with a special focus on hybrid conferences.center_img “We do hybrid conferences in cooperation with our partners who have experience as well as all technical equipment and professional staff for the realization of such demanding events. Partners provide LED screens, cameras, all accompanying technical equipment and staff while everything else is up to us – planning, implementation, service, food, drinks. While for standard conferences as well as for virtual conferences we have technical equipment, people and knowledge in house and we can realize them independently without a partner”Concludes Volarević. Because of these challenges, Hilton hotels in Zagreb in his offer he introduced organization of hybrid conferences and meetings as well as others virtual business events in its multifunctional halls. In principle, there is a full service service for the organization of conferences, both technically and logistical, ie hotel services, all under one Hilton roof in all three Zagreb hotels. “In these challenging times, when working from home is becoming more common, we have improved the offer, made it possible in all three hotels to provide an even better experience of working from a hotel room as a workspace. We offer our guests free Wi Fi, use of the gym, business center, or the entire hotel offer, and includes a 10% discount on food and beverage consumption, as well as collecting Hilton Honors points. Volarevic pointed out. Program WorkSpaces by Hilton it is intended for companies and team members who are looking for a suitable office space for safe work, and in addition to the conditions for uninterrupted work, it also includes various services. This is a new service / offer that is offered in our three Zagreb Hilton hotels, although we have offered a similar service to our guests in recent years, he points out. Nives Volarevic, Marketing Director of Hilton Double Tree and adds that the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has been operating for eight years and is the first choice of hotel in Zagreb for business guests, both because of its offer and its excellent location.last_img read more

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Camp Hill Queenslander for sale in village-like community

first_imgThe house at 20 Pampling St, Camp Hill, is for sale.SWITCHING sides of the Story Bridge was daunting when Phil and Samantha Rigden first moved from Grange in 2010 but now they can’t imagine going back.The family wanted a home with a pool, but couldn’t fit one where they had lived on the north side and found better value for money at Camp Hill. The deck at 20 Pampling St, Camp Hill.Mr and Mrs Rigden hope not to move too far and want to find something with the same level of privacy as the t wo-level Queenslanderand its 531sq m block.“Because the pool is in the front yard, it’s not overlooked by people,” Mr Rigden said.“Finding something as private is going to be one of the greatest challenges we will have when we buy another property.” The home has classic Queenslander features.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Now converted to southsiders, Mr Rigden said the sense of community his family experienced in their time at 20 Pampling St was something he would struggle to leave.“We’re 5km from the city but we could be in a little village,” Mr Rigden said.“There is a Christmas in July party and another party for Christmas which draws 25 families.“Not many suburbs can do that.” The home has polished timber floorboards, decorative arched fretwork and VJ walls.The holiday season is one Mr Rigden looks back on fondly, putting up lights every year.“We get all the kids from our street … asking if we’re turning the Christmas lights on yet,” he said.“To us, that is a special time and we’ll enjoy a glass of bubbles when we’re putting them up on the first day of December.”center_img The floorplan of 20 Pampling St, Camp Hill. The home at 20 Pampling St, Camp Hill, has street appeal.“We couldn’t afford what we wanted at Grange (and) the pricing at Camp Hill was very appealing at the time,” Mr Rigden said.“It was exceptional value and it has a lovely community feel which we had at Grange but didn’t think we would be able to replicate.”last_img read more

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Shock exit for Jamaican men in 4X100m at World Relays

first_img Jamaica was one of the top teams entering the meet. They won at the first meet in 2014 and were second in 2015 behind the United States. First-leg runner Clarke said the team was very disappointed. “We are disappointed because we came out with a lot of confidence and we really wanted to make it into the final,” Clarke said. “It is just of those things because in the relays, you have to carry the baton around and we failed to do so today.” Minzie labelled it a terrible mix-up. “I can’t blame anyone because it was just a terrible mix up on the third leg. We know that we would have won this race, but it wasn’t to be for us today.” Meanwhile, in the women’s 4×400 metres, Jamaica qualified for today’s final when they placed second to Poland in the third and final heat. Jamaica clocked a season’s best 3:29.93 with Poland winning in 3:29.42. The United States clocked the fastest time, 3:29.27, in winning heat one. The Jamaican team in running order was Christine Day, Janieve Russell, Dawnalee Loney and team captain Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby. NASSAU, Bahamas: Jamaica, one of the hot pre-meet favourites for the men’s 4×100 metres, suffered a shock exit from the event at the IAAF-BTC World Relays in the Bahamas last night. A terrible mix-up on the second leg between incoming runner Kemar Bailey-Coley and Jevaughn Minzie ended with the baton falling in heat one of the event. The Jamaican quartet got off to a brilliant start when Everton Clarke outsprinted his rivals to hand over to Bailey-Cole. However, Bailey-Cole failed to connect with third man Minzie and the baton fell to the blue track, stunning the many Jamaican fans in the stands. The event was won by the Netherlands in 38.71 ahead of the Republic of China (38.97) and Australia (39.09). TOP TEAMlast_img read more

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More Reasons to Enjoy Creation Outdoors

first_imgEvidence keeps mounting that exercise is good for almost every body.  It can prevent and alleviate many ailments.  But isn’t that only natural?Low back pain:  Laziness increases the risk of back pain, reported EurekAlert on work from Australia.  Staying in bed shrinks muscles needed to support the back.  So does prolonged inactivity at a desk job.  Conclusion?  “If you sit around too much long-term, such as a desk job with no sport in your spare time, the muscles can slowly change in a bad way, giving you a bigger risk of hurting your back.”  Sporting suggestion: go take a hike.Diabetes:  Exercise does twice as much good as diet and medicine for diabetics, says a report from U of Missouri-Columbia.  A change of lifestyle to include exercise brings strong benefits: “In studies that focused on exercise only, blood glucose improved twice as much as in studies that focused on exercise, diet and medication adherence.”  See also Science Daily.High blood pressure:  “Obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inactivity: they’re not just your father’s problems any more,” said a press release from University of new Hampshire.  College students had their diets and lifestyle habits measured and found that they were worse off than they thought.  Many admitted they get less than 30 minutes of activity a day.  Some students were shocked to find out how unfit they were, while researchers warned that “if they continue on this trajectory, are going to be much more of a health burden at age 50 than their parents are.”Thirst and Water Intoxication:  Now that you have decided to exercise more, you need to hydrate the body properly.  Remember when they told us to drink more water?  Too much can be as bad as too little.  Instead, advises Georgetown Medical Center, let thirst be your guide.Better Little than None:  Now, some good news.  Science Daily reported dramatic health benefits after just one exercise session, even for diabetics and the obese.  Doctors at University of Michigan found that the improved metabolism from exercise can forestall a primary symptom of type 2 diabetes.The hazards of inactivity are worrisome, and the benefits of exercise are manifold.  Exercise improves the organs, the mind, the attitude, the longevity, and even social and spiritual health.  The body was made for activity.  As much as you can, give it what it needs.  Benefits will begin almost immediately no matter how out of shape you have become.  Schedule time for it, and start today.The epidemic of obesity these days is a crying shame.  A walk around any shopping mall or public place reveals a high percentage of people who are overweight – some morbidly so.  These people (except for the very few who cannot help it), should realize that they are advertising their irresponsibility, like someone walking around with a sandwich board reading, “I lack self control.”  (This is NOT to say that skinniness is a virtue – it can often be just as unhealthy and dangerous.)  We all have a normal weight for our body type that we should strive to maintain.    If you find yourself weighing more than you should (let’s face it, that’s a lot of us), don’t beat yourself up and get depressed about it, and don’t spend money on fad diets, books and programs.  Just make some adjustments to your lifestyle habits little by little.  Remember two things: (1) you need to pour fewer calories down the gullet, and (2) you need to burn more calories through exercise.  Build these simple reminders into your daily routine as a way of life, and give it time to work.Calories and diet: You can still eat things you enjoy, but try these tips.  Eat smaller portions.  Eat slower; savor each bite.  Mom, bless her heart, was wrong: you don’t have to finish your plate.  Eat what you need of the burger or fries and throw the rest out.  Don’t do what the fast-food joints tempt, either: don’t supersize; downsize.  Get the double whopper instead of the Texas triple, or the whopper junior instead of the regular.  Put less salt and sauce on the meat.  Put less butter on the potato, less salad dressing on the salad.  Never gorge yourself at a meal.  Balance out the things you enjoy with healthy fruits, vegetables and lean meats.  In time, you will learn to like the healthy stuff, and the rich food will begin to seem unnatural.  Gradual lifestyle changes will be more likely to stick.  A registered dietician should be consulted for hard cases.Exercise is the more effective of the two factors, because it not only burns the calories, it helps your body handle the energy budget more efficiently, and is self-reinforcing: the more you exercise, the better you feel, and the more you want to exercise.  Throughout history some very strong and fit individuals have gotten by with a far less optimum diet than we have available today, because they lived active, vigorous lives; think of soldiers from ancient times who performed mighty feats of strength and endurance.  A good diet, therefore, is not enough alone, and exercise can compensate for some dietary deficiencies.    Like a savings account, the accrued interest of a regular exercise program will grow.  Think of it as an investment.  We all have plenty of excuses – too busy, too tired, too overcommitted – but exercise will give you more strength and joy for all your other work, and will allow you to get more done in less time – and a longer life to achieve more.  In other words, you can’t afford not to exercise.    Even the infirm or disabled can often do something.  Under a doctor’s supervision, squeeze a ball, bend your forearms with small weights, do deep breathing and abdominal isostatic exercises, bicycle your legs in bed, but try to take your body to a higher level than it is right now.  Think you have problems?  Look at Nick Vujicic, born without arms and legs, who swims and dresses himself and operates his own business, typing with his one working toe (watch the amazing video clip on the site).  Look what Bob Wieland did after losing his legs in Vietnam.  Take whatever faculties you have left and maximize them.  If your body isn’t working, use your mind.  (Actually, as long as you are alive, there are far more body parts that are working just fine than are disabled – like trillions of cells.)    The able-bodied commuter with a desk job has many options.  Park and walk farther.  Take stairs instead of the elevator.  Stretch at the desk.  Take breaks to walk around.  Get out of the cubicle and go outside once in awhile.  “Light is sweet, and it pleases the eye to see the sun,” said an otherwise-cynical elderly king (Ecclesiastes 11:7).  If you still think you don’t have time, try multitasking.  Listen to sermons, books on tape or training programs in your MP3 player while you walk.    For those in the southern California area, a new book by Steve Sears can motivate you to get the exercise you need without the boredom of treadmills and gyms.  God, Growth and Great Adventure tells you where to go, what to take, how to prepare, and what to see on dozens of great hikes in the mountains and deserts of California.  With this book (or one like it for your locale) and a Bible in hand, get out and enjoy the world God made – it will do your heart, soul and spirit a world of good.  Check our photo gallery for more inspiration.    What does all this have to do with creation and evolution?  Read this, point 1, and also this.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Trudeau government releases details on first phase of national inquiry into MMIW

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA – The road to a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women began Tuesday when the Trudeau government provided some details of the first phase of consultation that includes meeting with local families Friday.That private meeting will happen at a downtown Ottawa hotel as reported by APTN National News Monday.Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Status of Women Minister Patty Hajdu made the announcement inside Centre Block on Parliament Hill. “Today’s announcement has been a long time coming,” said Bennett. “Over the last decade many, many voices have been heard asking for a national inquiry … this is a priority for me, my colleagues and the federal government.”The former Conservative government, under Stephen Harper, refused to call an inquiry saying they didn’t need another report. After Harper’s defeat the Conservative opposition surprised many by announcing recently they support an inquiry.“We’re very pleased to have the leader of the Opposition on side now,” said Bennett.Tuesday’s announcement follows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign promise of an inquiry into the nearly 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women over the last three decades.The three ministers will hear from families across the country then meet with Aboriginal organizations, leaders and provinces to hear what they want the inquiry to look like.“We are already getting lot’s of advice. We have committed to listening to families first,” said Bennett. Starting with families is a sign of respect said Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum.“The families must be comfortable with the inquiry as it unfolds and be able to participate at every step along the way,” said Achneepineskum in a statement. “We acknowledge their grief and know that this will be a difficult and painful process. We are prepared to participle in a process where the families are well supported, the appropriate resources are in place and the right people are at the table.”Following those meetings, Bennett, Wilson-Raybould and Hajdu will sit down and develop the scope of the inquiry that they hope to announce next spring.The second phase is the actual inquiry. “No inquiry can undo what happened, nor can it restore what was lost, but it can help us find a way forward,” said Wilson-Raybould.Families have already told the ministers that they hope the inquiry stops another family from feeling the pain they do.The Trudeau government’s approach to the issue is night and day compared to Harper’s. During his time in office almost 300 Indigenous women were found murdered, died under suspicious circumstances or went missing. Funding to the Native Women’s Association of Canada was also slashed year after year, as reported by APTN in September in this story.Canadians can also play a role in the first phase of the inquiry, said Bennett.“There will be an online component to this process. This will include a website that includes background information that can help all Canadians better understand this issue. It will also include an online survey and discussion guide available in the coming weeks,” said Bennett. “The discussion guide will help focus meetings by highlighting important elements and key questions about the inquiry’s design. The online survey echoes three – these questions and will provide access to all concerned Canadians.”Hajdu said Indigenous women represent four percent of the female population and yet 16 per cent of all murdered women in Canada.“Over the years, many studies have attempted to explain these disparities,” she said. “Some have linked this violence to the long-term impacts of racism, sexism, colonialism and the devastating impacts of residential schools on Indigenous men, women and communities.”She said a range of socioeconomic and health challenges such as poverty, unemployment, lack of transportation, mental health and substance use issues also contribute.“Indigenous women continue to live in poorer socioeconomic conditions than non-Indigenous women, which means that they’re at a heightened risk of experiencing violence,” said Hajdu. “That’s why family members and loved ones of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will be at the centre of this process. National Aboriginal organizations, provinces and territories and Indigenous women’s organizations, along with representatives from a range of frontline service workers will also be essential voices. We will make sure that they can be heard.”[email protected]@aptnnewslast_img read more

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Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan will not ban BC wines in pipeline

first_imgREGINA – Saskatchewan says it will not be joining Alberta in banning the import of British Columbia wines.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced the ban on Tuesday as the next step in an ongoing dispute with B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.In a statement on Facebook, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says that while his province supports Alberta in its fight, he doesn’t think the dispute will be solved by trade measures that have an impact on consumers and private businesses.B.C. has said it is considering rules to limit any increase in the shipping of diluted bitumen until an independent panel can better analyze whether the system is safe and can adequately deal with a spill.The Trans Mountain project has already been approved by Ottawa and Notley sees B.C.’s move as a back-door way to scuttle the expansion.The $7.4-billion Kinder Morgan project would triple capacity on the 1,150-kilometre line, which runs from Edmonton to the B.C. coast.Moe suggests that rather than boycott B.C. wine, Saskatchewan will look at options either through the courts or interprovincial trade agreements.“It is our position that the government of British Columbia has no legal jurisdiction or justification to delay or impede the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline,” he said.“While we have previously stated that Saskatchewan will support Alberta in defending against this attack on our energy industry, Saskatchewan has no plans to participate in retaliatory measures that would be in contravention of our trade commitments.“We do not believe this matter will be resolved by trade measures that will primarily impact consumers and private businesses.”(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

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Propipeline demonstrators rally outside Kinder Morgan meeting

first_imgAround 100 people rallied outside Kinder Morgan’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Downtown Calgary Wednesday.They were there to voice their support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Pro pipeline rally as Kinder Morgan holds its AGM in Calgary. pic.twitter.com/Kxc5LiZtHh— Jon Muma (@jonmuma) May 16, 2018The demonstration outside the Metropolitan Centre comes as a deadline looms from the company on whether it will proceed with construction.Lara said she knows the benefits of a strong oil and gas industry.“I lost my job in 2015 and I was off work for a year and a half, so I just think, like, let’s get going and let’s get some people working and build it and get our oil out of here,” she said.“We’ve been kinda getting pushed around a little bit and I think it’s time to show the rest of Canada that we really do need the energy and we should be proud of our Canadian energy and our Canadian product,” another demonstrator, Monty, said.#KinderMorgan #cdnpoli #ableg pic.twitter.com/klDi2jm7ry— Michael Lumsden (@LumsdenNews) May 16, 2018The CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says he “appreciates” an announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneauthat the government will compensate investors in the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion if “unnecessary delays” cause costs to rise.Morneau says the government is willing to “provide indemnity” to any investors, be they the project’s original architects or otherwise, to ensure the controversial Alberta-B.C. project is able to proceed.Kinder Morgan chief executive Steven Kean offered no further comment during his remarks and declined to talk to reporters after his company’s first annual general meeting on Tuesday since being spun off by U.S.-based Kinder Morgan Inc. to hold most of its Canadian assets a year ago.Last month, the company said it would stop all non-essential spending on the expansion project to triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to the West Coast, which Alberta says is critical to reducing discounts on its product due mainly to pipeline bottlenecks.Kean reiterated that construction won’t be restarted unless there are sufficient assurances by the end of this month that it can proceed.last_img read more

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